SOURCE: Kamakura Corporation

Kamakura Corporation

December 15, 2009 10:00 ET

Kamakura Ranked First in Both Asset and Liability Management and Liquidity Risk Management in Risk Technology Rankings 2009

Kamakura Also Ranked With Distributor Fiserv for Basel II, Market Risk and Risk DashBoard

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 15, 2009) - Kamakura Corporation announced Tuesday that the Company, listed jointly with long-time distributor Fiserv, was ranked first world-wide for both asset and liability management software and liquidity risk management software in the RISK Magazine 2009 Technology Rankings. Kamakura and Fiserv were also ranked in the top five in market risk, Basel II capital calculations, and in the "risk dashboard" category. Over all of the risk technology disciplines, the Kamakura-Fiserv team ranked seventh in the survey. Fiserv has acted as distributor of the Kamakura Risk Manager enterprise wide risk management system since 2001. No privately held firm based in North America ranked higher than Kamakura other than Sungard, which was taken private in a recent transaction.

Kamakura's President Warren A. Sherman said Tuesday, "Unlike many of the other firms recognized in the RISK Technology Rankings 2009, the ranking of the Kamakura-Fiserv team primarily reflected the capabilities of one system, the Kamakura Risk Manager integrated risk system for credit risk, market risk, ALM and capital management. Moreover, Kamakura is one of only two firms listed in the survey with a widely used public firm default probability service (Kamakura Risk Information Services). Coming on the heels of another joint number one ranking of Fiserv and Kamakura by Chartis in April, this ranking validates the integrated approach to macro-factor driven risk management that Kamakura has pioneered for almost two decades. We are very grateful to our clients, friends of the firm, and our long time distribution partners at Fiserv for our high ranking in the 2009 survey."

A full copy of the Risk Technology Rankings 2009 is available in the December 2009 issue of RISK Magazine on to readers who register for a trial subscription of RISK.

About Kamakura Corporation

Founded in 1990, Honolulu-based Kamakura Corporation is a leading provider of risk management information, processing and software. Kamakura has been a provider of daily default probabilities and default correlations for listed companies since November 2002. Kamakura announced the KRIS Sovereign Default Probability Service, the world's first such service, on May 19, 2008. Kamakura launched its web-based credit portfolio management and CDO pricing service KRIS-cpm in April 2007. Kamakura is also the first company in the world to develop and install a fully integrated enterprise risk management system that analyzes credit risk, market risk, asset and liability management, transfer pricing, and capital allocation. The Kamakura Risk Manager system, now in version 7.1, was first offered commercially in 1993 and has been continually enhanced since then. Kamakura has served more than 200 clients ranging in size from $3 billion in assets to $1.6 trillion in assets. Kamakura's risk management products are currently used in 32 countries, including the United States, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Austria, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Russia, the Ukraine, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, Japan, China, Korea and many other countries in Asia.

Kamakura has world-wide distribution alliances with Fiserv (, Unisys (, and Zylog Systems ( making Kamakura products available in almost every major city around the globe.

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